Tunisia flag Tunisia: Operating a Business in Tunisia

Starting a business in Tunisia

Legal Forms of Companies

The individual company
Number of partners: 1 person
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital
Shareholders and liability: The individual businessman is liable for company debts on his personal property.
Limited liability company (SARL)
Number of partners: 2 partners minimum.
Capital (max/min): TND 1,000 minimum. The minimum nominal value of a share must be TND 5.
Shareholders and liability: Their liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed.
Public limited company (SA)
Number of partners: Minimum 7 partners.
Capital (max/min): Minimum capital: TND 5,000. 1/4 of the capital must be paid upon creation. The balance must be paid up within a maximum of 5 years.
TDN 50,000 if the company does make a public invitation.
Shareholders and liability: Their liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed.
General partnership
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners, with a maximum of 50.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Their liability is unlimited.
Limited joint-stock partnership
Number of partners: There are 2 types of partner, the active partners and the silent partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the active partners is unlimited. The liability of the silent partners is limited to the amount of capital contributed as long as they do not participate in the management of the company.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Kompass - Tunisian business directory

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
Tunisie Industrie - Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation
UTICA - Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Tunisia Middle East & North Africa
Procedures (number) 3.0 6.3
Time (days) 9.0 19.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Trade Registry of Tunisia
For Further Information
Doing Business, Information on how to start a business in Tunisia
Trade Register

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